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Jan132014

Seahawks Fullback Stars in Cool Commercial


via: YouTube & Seahawks.com

When the world tells you "no", you have two options: You can roll over and quit -- or you can trust your power. Derrick Coleman, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, trusted the power within.

Although he's deaf, he never let adversity stand in his way, on his road to the NFL. Share to inspire others to trust their power within and achieve their dreams.

Coleman gained 1,780 yards at tailback in four years at UCLA and made second team All-Pac-12 as a special teams player his senior season.

But he went undrafted in 2012 and eventually signed with the Minnesota Vikings, spending last season on their practice squad, before his release.

Seattle signed Coleman to its practice squad on December 5, 2012. He caught a six-yard touchdown pass in the opening preseason game at San Diego and made a team-high two tackles on special teams.

He not only made his first 53-man NFL roster, he became the Seahawks’ opening day starting fullback.

Cool commercial, the Seahawks.com article goes on to state that Coleman taught himself how to read lips.  When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson calls an audible, Coleman walks up to Wilson, who will then turn around to Coleman, who will then read Wilson's lips for the new play. 

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